Lisa Marie Presley, the King’s daughter, has died

Lisa Marie Presley, daughter of Elvis, suffered cardiac arrest at her home in Los Angeles before being taken to hospital.

Lisa Marie Presley, only daughter of Elvis Presley and singer, died Thursday at the age of 54.

It is with a heavy heart that I must share the devastating news that my daughter Lisa Marie has left ushis mother, Priscilla Presley, said in a statement, according to theAssociated Press. She was the most passionate, strong and loving woman I have ever known. “.

The announcement comes just hours after her mother confirmed she had been transferred to a hospital after suffering cardiac arrest at her home in Calabasas, the Los Angeles County Fire Department confirmed to RollingStone. According to TMZ, paramedics performed cardiac massage on her when they arrived at the scene. Her pulse returned and she was transported for further medical attention. A few days before the incident, Lisa Presley attended the Golden Globes alongside her mother, Priscilla. At the ceremony, Austin Butler, who played Elvis in the biopic about the musician, received the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama. ” Lisa Marie, Priscilla, I love you forever said Butler during his acceptance speech. Lisa Marie was Elvis’ only child.

Born February 1, 1968, in Memphis, Tennessee, nine months after Elvis and Priscilla married, Lisa Marie was raised in the area until age four and moved to Los Angeles with her mother after her parents’ divorce in 1973. Daughter of one of the most famous artists in history, Lisa Presley has forged her own musical career. She has released three albums: To Whom It May Concern in 2003, which was certified gold for over 500,000 units sold in the United States, So What in 2005 and Storm & Grace in 2012. Throughout her work, she has paid homage to a man whose style and tone still resonates across the American soundscape.

On his latest album, Storm and Grace, a raw collection of country, folk and blues, she embraces her Southern roots and family name. The year the album was released, she chatted with RollingStone searching for her roots as she grew older. “ I still kind of feel like I need to fight and punch, I don’t know why. But all I’ve ended up doing in the past trying to do anything else is tripping over the matshe told RollingStone. It was always against myself and to hurt me, even though I thought I was fighting against other people. I had to go through these phases, I did. So afterwards, yes, I don’t do that anymore “.

In 1988 she married musician Danny Keough. The couple separated after six years and have two children, including actress Riley Keough and Benjamin Keough, who took his own life in 2020 aged 27. In a text written for People in August 2022, she explained that she felt ” destroyed ” after his death : ” My life and the lives of my three daughters, as we knew them, were completely destroyed by his death. We live in it every day “.

She was married to Michael Jackson from 1994 to 1996. Often described as the daughter of the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll who married the King of Pop, their relationship has been scrutinized by the tabloids and the media. Two years after her marriage to Jackson ended, Lisa Marie married actor Nicholas Cage on the 25th anniversary of Elvis’ death in a ceremony in Hawaii. Less than four months after their marriage, the couple announces that they are separating.

Her fourth marriage was to Michael Lockwood, with whom she had twin daughters, Finley Lockwood and Harper Lockwood. They divorced in 2021.

His father’s considerable inheritance is an integral part of his life. In a 2003 interview with RollingStone after the release of his first album, To Whom It May Concern, Presley remembered hiding as a child to listen to music or sing in front of the mirror. ” My father caught meshe said. I’m sure it amused him. He put me on the coffee table in front of everyone and made me sing. »

In 2018, she sang a “virtual” duet with her father on the title track of his posthumous compilation gospel songs, Where No One Stands Alone. ” It was a very powerful and moving experience to sing with my fatherwrote Lisa Marie in her notes for the album. The lyrics speak to me and touch my soul. I’m sure the lyrics spoke to my dad the same way. »

Although Lisa Marie grew up on the West Coast, she regularly visited Elvis at Graceland. His first single, ” Lights Out reflects these memories: I cried every time I left you, and then I didn’t want to see you. . . . I always keep my watch two hours late. It’s a habit that carried over into her daily life, and Lisa Marie set her watch to Tennessee time for years after her father’s death.

Thomas Mier

Translated by the editor

Lisa Marie Presley, the King’s daughter, has died